Jack McCullough, who was convicted in 2012 for abducting and killing 7-year-old Maria Ridulph, was freed pending a new trial after a prosecutor found a wealth of new evidence.
The US Drug Enforcement Agency announced this week that it would reach a decision in the first half of 2016 as to whether to downgrade marijuana from a Schedule I controlled substance to Schedule II.
A Muslim civil rights group has filed a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of Muslims who say they have been wrongfully added to government watch lists.
Melissa Boarts's family called police on Sunday hoping to get her into mental health treatment. Instead the officers shot her, saying she charged them with a weapon.
The US Supreme Court appears to be choosing cases carefully, in effort to avoid the appearance of being hamstrung by the vacancy left by the death of Justice Scalia.
In a blow to conservative challengers of the current system for outlining legislative districts, the court ruled to keep the widely-used system states use to draw voting districts based on total population, rather than just eligible voters.
Barely a year after eight SFPD officers were fired for their part in an exchange of racist text messages, five more have been implicated doing the same thing.
Same-sex couples in Mississippi who are seeking to adopt will now finally be able to do so, thanks to a federal judge.
The Minneapolis prosecutor tried to differentiate the shooting death of Jamar Clark from other police shootings of black men that have ignited protests across the country.